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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... Selo or Pushkin(the town the palace is in) on the timetable at the stop. After 25 minutes the 186 comes by and again I ask the very nice babushka conductor if it was the right bus for the palace. Yes it was she said. I paid my 15 roubles and sat down. Sure enough we passed the stop I originally got on at and kept going to Pushkin. The countryside is flat as a pancake here. The babushka was nice enough to tell me when ...
... happened for 900 days and through two winters. Many people died of starvation during this time.
We visited the Bronze Horseman, the Church of our savior on Spilled blood and St Isaac's Cathedral. Again stunning!
It's so weird during the night as well as it only gets dark at about 2-2.30am and is light again at 4am. Pretty hard to sleep as ...
... his hand I got a big smile and a chuckle and he waited for Steve to come along and shake his hand. Hmmmm, maybe not the best start???
We did get some interesting viewings on the way to the hotel. As most of you are accustomed to, when you stop at lights you have the window washers come down trying to sell you a window wash. Well not in St Petersburg, they have phone sex magazines coming toward you for sale. That woke Steve up!!
... Rastrelli to demolish the old structure and replace it with a much grander edifice in a flamboyant Rococo style. Construction lasted for four years and on 30 July 1756 the architect presented the brand-new 325-meter-long palace to the Empress, her dazed courtiers, and stupefied foreign ambassadors.
During Elizabeth's lifetime, the palace was famed for its lavish exterior. More than 100 kilograms of ...
... to greet me. We immediately walked past Lenin Square to catch the AquaBus along the River Neva to Vasilevskiy Island, where Anron and Katya share a communal floor on the third floor of an old building that apparently Lenin's wife used to rent a room in! Anton and Katya live in one large room and share the kitchen, toilet and bathroom with seven other tenants. It is just like the place in Russian Dolls, you know - the sequel ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet